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Physical Disk Firmware Version Report - hddfwver.csv report compares the current running firmware against a list of current firmware for shipping and legacy Dell drive models. Note: The comparison is only as up-to-date as the compare file. The hddfwver.csv can be downloaded to update OMSA with the latest list of available HDD / SSD firmware updates.

Physical Disk Firmware Version Report - report that will compare the current running firmware against a list of current firmware for shipping and legacy Dell drive models.

Note: The comparison is only as up-to-date as the compare file. If the version of OMSA is aging a new version of the compare file hddfwver.csv can be downloaded at Dell.com

Version

  • Version SAS, A01

Compatibility

Compatible Systems
Supported Operating Systems
  • Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
  • MS Windows 2008 x64
  • Red Hat Ent Linux 4.5
  • Red Hat Ent Linux 4.6
  • Suse Linux ES 9
  • Suse Linux ES 10
  • MS Windows Server 2012
  • Red Hat Ent Linux 4.7
  • Red Hat Ent Linux 5.2
  • Red Hat Ent Linux 6
  • Red Hat Ent Linux 5
  • Novell SuSE Linux ES 10
  • MS Windows 2008 x86
  • MS Windows Server 2003
  • MS Windows 2008 R2
  • MS Windows 2003 x64

Applies to

Dell Physical Disk Firmware Version Report;

Date

Release date
12 Jul 2013
Last Updated
28 Oct 2013

Importance

Recommended. Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Available formats

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


Important Information

The Physical Disk Firmware Version Report

What is The Physical Disk Firmware Version Report?

It is a report that will compare the current running firmware against a list of current firmware for shipping and legacy Dell drive models.
Note: The comparison is only as up-to-date as the compare file. If the version of OMSA is aging a new version of the compare file hddfwver.csv can be downloaded at Dell.com

How can I run the report?

The report can be run on a per controller basis or globally for the entire system. For a global report select Storage > Information/Configuration > Global Tasks > Physical Disk Firmware Version Report > Execute
For a per controller report click the Controller > Information/Configuration > Available Reports > Physical Disk Firmware Version Report > Execute

Can I update the comparison file without updating OpenManage? Yes.

Fixes & Enhancements

Used in OMSA to poll drives for latest HDD / SSD firmware update availability.

This release adds to the change list:
Seagate 15k SAS 3.5", version ES68, for drive model numbers ST3300657SS (300GB), ST3450857SS (450GB) and ST3600057SS (600GB).

Installation instructions

1) Click Download now.
The File Download window appears.

2) Click the Save button.
The Save As window appears.

3) Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

4) Click the Save button.
A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

5) If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.

6) Double click the Icon on your desktop for the newly saved file.

How do I update the comparison file?

7) Replace the existing hddfwver.csv file with the new file. The locations under Windows "c:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\SysMgt\sm\hddfwver.csv" and under Linux "/opt/dell/srvadmin/etc/srvadmin-stroage/hddfwver.csv"

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